Can I use this to encircle the apple trees in my garden?
The deer kill at least half the trees I have planted. My next step is a 5 foot razor wire fence.
You might want to cover them with bird netting. Deer can’t figure it out.
“The deer kill at least half the trees I have planted. My next step is a 5 foot razor wire fence.”
After, our close to 100# German Short Haired pointer went to doggie heaven, the deer invaded our property and killed over 3 dozen roses. Some of the Roses were in their second decade, and were beautiful.
Nothing worked for more than a year to stop them. They would come up on our decks and ate everything we planted.
Our HOA banned perimeter fences at that time. Later, we got permission to put in a deer fence and put in a 7’ high deer fence with and extra foot of height on the green 4 inch diameter fence posts.
If the 7’ didn’t stop them, we could install a strand of military barb wire across that extra foot over the 7’ fence. For two years, it has worked. The fence cost us over $4k to have it installed around what is now our protected garden area.
We have roses, raised/harvested tomatoes and other plants both edible and for landscaping that are thriving. The deer look in and can’t get in. They have created a fire lane clearance by eating stuff from 10-30’ outside the fence. Neighbors to the North and West have put in similiar fences and their potential fire hazard has been reduced as well as ours.
Just put up an electric fence and every couple of feet attach an apple wedge and peanut butter to the wire.
Better make it 10 feet or better, a deer can clear a 6 foot fence easy jumping from a standing start.